New hope for ultimate clean energy: fusion power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine if you could generate electricity using nuclear power that emitted no radioactivity: it would be the answer to the world's dream of finding a clean, sustainable energy source.
Scientists Produce Unprecedented 1 Megajoule Laser Shot, Step Towards Fusion Ignition
US scientists have produced a laser shot with an unprecedented energy level that could be a key step towards nuclear fusion, the US National Nuclear Security Administration said Wednesday.
Japan eyes solar station in space as new energy source
It may sound like a sci-fi vision, but Japan's space agency is dead serious: by 2030 it wants to collect solar power in space and zap it down to Earth, using laser beams or microwaves.
CERN scientists confine antihydrogen atoms for 1000 seconds
Researchers force a gas to a temperature below absolute zero
Smaller, cheaper, 300 times more intense: Scientists prove theory which could revolutionise lasers
(PhysOrg.com) -- More brilliant X-rays, more cost-effective methods for developing new energy sources and advanced manufacturing processes are just some of the benefits which may come from a novel technology, ...
Could solar wind power Earth?
World's largest laser opens (w/Video)
Scientists for decades have been hunting for ways to harness the enormous force of the sun and stars to supply energy here on Earth. The National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory may spark the light ...
Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015
NIF makes history with record 500 terawatt laser shot
(Phys.org) -- Fifteen years of work by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) team paid off on July 5 with a historic record-breaking laser shot. The NIF laser system ...
Scientists propose revolutionary laser system to produce the next LHC
An international team of physicists has proposed a revolutionary laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron ...
What is the geometry of the universe?
One of the big questions in cosmology regards the shape of the universe. "Shape" in this case is not the distribution of galaxies, but rather the shape of space and time itself. In general relativity, space ...
First successful integrated experiment at National Ignition Facility announced
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently completed its first integrated ignition ...
Shaking the Fundamentals of Physics: At the Limits of the Photoelectric Effect
With extremely short wavelengths and very high intensities, light-matter interaction seems to be different than previously accepted.